The California Single-Family Home Water Use Efficiency Study

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The California Single-Family Home Water Use Efficiency Study

This article deals with a simple subject: how water is used in single-family homes in California. This topic has important consequences for the future of the state of California. The state’s official goal ...

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Trends in Shower Design

June 07, 2007

The latest trend in home improvement seems to be upscale showers. New showering systems range from one straightforward, high-quality showerhead to a custom-built spa that deploys a multitude of showerheads and body sprays. While all ... [continue reading]

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Smart Irrigation

Author: Tom Ash
June 05, 2007

Water is pumped for miles, sometimes hundreds of miles, from its source to 90% of U.S. homes. This takes an enormous amount of energy; in California, it represents the single largest use of energy statewide. ... [continue reading]

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Improving Hot Water Delivery in Multifamily Buildings

June 05, 2007

Central water-heating systems, which handle large amounts of energy and water, are usually more efficient than individual water heaters for multifamily buildings. This is because the total volume of hot water being stored is reduced, ... [continue reading]

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The Water-Energy Nexus

Author: Ronnie Cohen
June 01, 2007

It’s not a secret, but most people don’t think about it. Once you know, however, it seems obvious. Water uses a tremendous amount of energy. It is not just a matter ... [continue reading]

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Achieving Water Efficiency Through Performance Contracting

Author: Tom Horner
June 01, 2007

As the vice president of a company that helps building owners and operators all across the country save water, I’m confronted with the magnitude of our thirst for water and the costs to ... [continue reading]

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Saving Water Indoors

Author: Peter Mayer
June 01, 2007

In most U.S. cities, single-family homes make up the single largest source of demand for water. [continue reading]

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Building Water Efficiency Into Green Homes

May 28, 2007

How much is 25 million gallons of water?  Enough to fill 200 million 16-oz bottles.  Enough bottles to keep you busy for the next 60 years, if you decide to count them down in “99 bottles ... [continue reading]

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Hidden Costs: Wasted Water

September 01, 2005

Saving water can have a huge impact on the expense of operating multifamily buildings - especially when the water bills and the heating and hot water bills are in the same ballpark. [continue reading]

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